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Simms Primary School Students call on the Governor General - May 23, 2018 - 4:51:06 PM
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Students and teachers of Simms Primary School, Long Island, called upon Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General,  at Government House on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
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Tarpum Bay Primary Shines In National Arts Festival - May 23, 2018 - 4:34:01 PM
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Tarpum Bay Primary School students performed for the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival adjudicators at the school recently.  School students formed a choir and sang about things Bahamian, including Bahamian heroes; fourth-grade student Genesis Sands sang her version of Justin Bieber's "Never Say Never"; and male students brought Junkanoo sounds and earned an impressively-high score. 

(BIS Photos/Eric Rose)
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Minister Pintard Opens Annual Pancho Rahming Primary School Track & Field Championship - May 23, 2018 - 4:13:06 PM
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Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard brought the official remarks at the opening of the 34th Annual Frank “Pancho” Rahming Primary School Track and Field Championship, on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at the original Thomas A. Robinson Track and Field Stadium.  Among those taking part in the opening for the national meet were Director of Sports Timothy Munnings, Meet Director Mike Sands, Bahamas Association of Certified Officials (BACO) member Renee Davis, the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Band and various students...
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At Rosewood’s Opening: PM Minnis applauds Baha Mar for contributing to economy and celebrating local art - May 23, 2018 - 1:59:43 PM
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Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis applauded Baha Mar for contributing to the economy and acclaiming local art at the official opening ceremony for Rosewood Baha Mar on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

It marked the completion of the three-phased development of three luxury brand hotels at Baha Mar...
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RBC becomes the first bank to launch contactless payment technology for merchants across the Caribbean - May 23, 2018 - 1:18:41 PM
Over the coming weeks, RBC will be enhancing its Merchant Services across the Caribbean region by enabling RBC point-of-sale devices with contactless payment acceptance, or “Tap” as it is more commonly referred to. RBC is the first bank in the Caribbean to offer this for merchants across the region.

“We are proud to be taking these next steps with contactless acceptance in our markets,” said Rob Johnston, Head, Caribbean Banking, RBC...
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CIBC FirstCaribbean MD applauds instrumental move by TSL - May 23, 2018 - 12:11:52 PM
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At the launch of Tug Services Limited (TSL)’s two new tugs, CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Managing Director (Bahamas & TCI) applauded the company for making an “instrumental” move to help build the Bahamian economy.

CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Marie Rodland-Allen spoke at the unveiling of TSL’s tug boats Rose and Sampson...
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CRFM and FAO launch Pacific-Caribbean Nearshore FAD Fisher Exchange - May 23, 2018 - 11:23:16 AM
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The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and the FAO Subregional Office for the Pacific Islands (FAO SAP) in Samoa are collaborating to host the Pacific-Caribbean Nearshore FAD Fisher Exchange – a 12-day study tour in three Caribbean countries.

Stakeholders from four Pacific territories – Cook Islands, Vanuatu, Tonga and Samoa – arrived in Barbados this weekend for the first leg of the tour, organized to facilitate the sharing of experiences among stakeholders from the Pacific and Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
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More than 50 graduate from neighbourhood watch program - May 22, 2018 - 10:49:49 PM

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Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames brings remarks during the Graduation Ceremony for the National Neighborhood Watch Council Training Program, on May 14, 2018, at the Police College Auditorium.  More than 50 persons from various communities throughout New Providence graduated in that first group, with training sessions planned for communities throughout the country.  (BIS Photo / Eric Rose)
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Vera Watkins sworn In as Acting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court - May 22, 2018 - 10:34:02 PM

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Vera Watkins (left) was sworn in as Acting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court by Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling during a brief ceremony at Government House on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
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RBDF Passing Out Parade - May 22, 2018 - 6:39:41 PM
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Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames addressed the New Entry 55 & Woman Entry 24 Passing Out Parade at the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Base on May 18, 2018 at which there were 111 recruits who completed
18 weeks of basic New Entry training.  Minister Dames is pictured
seated centre, with Commander of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Commodore Tellis Bethel, centre left.  Minister Dames is also inspecting the guard, and presenting awards to Marine Recruit Phenton Miller, winner of Training Officer Award; Marine Recruit William Murphy, winner of Best Male Recruit Award; and Marine Recruit Christin Reckley, winner of Best Female Recruit Award...
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Exuma's Naima Nixon Shows Talent in National Arts Festival - May 22, 2018 - 4:02:53 PM

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St. Andrew's Anglican School student Naima Nixon sings a slow-tempo rendition of the song "Cups", during the E. Clement National Arts Festival Exuma Adjudications, held at St. Andrew's Anglican Church, George Town, Exuma, on May 15, 2018.  The song is a modern version of the Carter Family's 1931 "When I'm Gone" and was featured in the movie "Pitch Perfect".  Naima listens intently to Music Adjudicator Trent Elliott Davis as he gives tips on song choices that best showcase her voice, and on stage mannerisms.  (BIS Photos/Eric Rose)
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
PM Minnis tours Grand Bahama’s ‘Goombay Land’ ahead of Official Re-Opening - May 22, 2018 - 3:30:22 PM
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During his monthly visit to Grand Bahama on Friday, May 18, Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis, toured the family-owned ‘Goombay Land’ facility.

Twenty-one years following the closing of the property, which originally opened in 1989 by Reginald, also known as “Mr. Reg,” and Denyse Albury, the family oriented business has scheduled a re-dedication and grand opening for June 2018...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Department of Public Health First Nurses Month Bowling Competition - May 22, 2018 - 3:10:01 PM
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Nurses of the Department of Public Health celebrated Nurses Month 2018 with a fun night at Mario's Bowling and Family Entertainment Palace, recently.  Eight teams competed for a Floating Trophy donated by Bahamas National Breastfeeding Association (BNBA).  A team from Princess Margaret Hospital also participated. The Floating Trophy was won by the combined team of Blue Hill Road and Coconut Grove clinics. Teams wore these colours:Blue Hill Road/Coconut Grove Clinics -- Blue, Nursing Administration -- Lavender...




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Medal Presentation for Family Island Nominees of 'Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year' - May 22, 2018 - 2:09:58 PM
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The Governor General, Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, centre, hosted a medal presentation ceremony for Family Island Nominees of the 'Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year' at Government House on Friday evening, May 18, 2018.  The students are pictured proudly displaying their medals and trophies.  At centre-right is Dr. Ricardo Deveaux, president and CEO of the Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Foundation. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
National Arts Festival Holds Workshop Session for Exuma Teachers - May 22, 2018 - 2:01:03 PM

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The E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival, in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, held a workshop session for Exuma teachers at the L. N. Coakley High School, in Moss Town.  It was an opportunity for the team, led by Senior Cultural Officer Sonovia Pierre, to listen to concerns from the educators, as well as give pointers as to what is expected in the various disciplines for next year.  Among those making presentations were Drama Adjudicator and Cultural Icon Philip Burrows, Dance Adjudicator and Cultural Icon Lawrence Carroll...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
AG Bethel addresses financial services industry officials on Register of Beneficial Ownership Bill - May 22, 2018 - 1:13:31 PM
The recent introduction of the Register of Beneficial Ownership Bill, 2018 in the House of Assembly, provided the Government of The Bahamas with an opportunity to take a proactive stance against certain global initiatives the country is currently facing with regards to the financial services industry.

And also signaled “the urgency for the Administration to have a meaningful consultation on this issue” with members of the local industry...
Community
Minister Lloyd to request Increased funding for BTVI - May 22, 2018 - 1:01:38 PM
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Minister of Education, the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd declared that we need the best and brightest in technical and vocational fields as he delivered keynote remarks at the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute’s (BTVI) Commencement Ceremony at Melia Nassau Beach on Friday, May 18, 2018.

With the increased demand for technical and vocational graduates not yet being met through BTVI, and in light of the country’s insistent need for more persons with those skills, Minister Lloyd stated that his Ministry is requesting increased government funding for BTVI...
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University of The Bahamas Academic Regalia - May 21, 2018 - 9:11:18 PM

The University of The Bahamas Commencement Ceremony honours and celebrates the hard work, dedication and perseverance of our students who are proudly crossing the threshold to become graduates of our beloved institution. As a time-honoured tradition, Commencement has special significance for all academic communities and ours is no different...
News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)
Message from OAS Secretary General on Elections in Venezuela - May 21, 2018 - 7:58:09 PM

Yesterday was an infamous day for democracy in the Americas. Faced with the strength of democracy in the regional consciousness, the dictator Maduro tried – without success – to give a democratic veneer to his totalitarian regime.

And that is impossible. Totalitarianism and democracy cannot coexist. The elections of yesterday in Venezuela were an exercise without the minimum guarantees for the people....
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
Alpitour World Introduces New Flight to Grand Bahama Island - May 21, 2018 - 9:46:11 AM

As the market for direct airlift from European countries has expanded throughout The Islands Of The Bahamas, Grand Bahama Island has steadily become the destination of choice when it comes to attracting the Italian visitor.

With miles of white-sand beach and a tranquil environment, Grand Bahama Island and its local stakeholders have been well positioned to benefit from the summer charter service...

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